Friday, May 18, 2012

Discover Google @ MUBS

 The session is now over, please give us your feedback here:

And check out the presentation below, or on this link.

In collaboration with the IT Department at the Modern University of Business and Science, we will be holding a #DiscoverGoogle session on Wednesday, May 23 2012, from 12:30pm till 2pm at the MUBS Beirut Campus. This session is open to all MUBS students, faculty and staff.

There will be 2 different sections:
  1. Google Opportunities for Students and Faculty (30 min)
  2. Google Services and Google+ (1 hour)

If you have a class, feel free to join us when you are done. At the end we will be distributing some Google SWAG for the attendees, so make sure to stay for the whole session & don't forget to use the #DiscoverGoogle hashtag on Google+ and Twitter!

The session is now over, please give us your feedback here:

And check out the presentation below, or on this link.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Google Services at HUOC's Social Media 101 Workshop

We are pleased to announce that we will be giving the Google Services and Google+ session in the Social Media 101 workshop given at Haigazian University and organized by HU's Online Collaborative. This session will be held on Tuesday, 15th of May 2012 at Mehagian Building - Lab 408. The session is open only to all HU students, faculty and staff.

The session will be covering several of Google's popular online tools, including Search, Gmail, Docs, Google+, and others. And several tips and tricks on how to use these tools more effectively and efficiently. If you want to register for the session, please check this page on the HU's Online Collaborative blog.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Q&A Hangout for New Applicants to the GSA Program

UPDATE #2: This session is now over, thank you for all those who attended and we hope we managed to answer your questions.

UPDATE: This session is now live! Join here:

The 15th of May isn't that far off, so we hope that the applicants for the Google Student Ambassador Program for 2012-2013 are using this time to fine-tune their essays and revise their applications. For those of you with any questions about the program, we will be holding a Q&A session this Thursday, 10th of May 2012. The session will be online using Google+ Hangouts and starting at 6pm.

*Note: In order to participate in the sessions you have to have a Google+ account. [We will update this article with a link to the Hangout, and post the link on our Google+ and Twitter accounts].

You do not have to wait that long to talk to us you can always contact us via emailTwitter or Google+, or speak directly to the Googlers by visiting the Google stand at AUB and LAU this week.

Read the article about last summer's GSA training on the Google Students Blog.

Or watch this video on it:

If you would like to know more about the GSA Program for the EMEA region, check here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Find Google at the LAU and AUB Career Fairs

Looking for a job or an internship? Google should be at the top of your list, especially that it has been ranked as the World's Most Attractive Employer for 2011.

If you are an LAU or AUB student, come visit the Google stand at your university next week, to learn more about opportunities at Google and how to apply for them!

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Google is not just search, it is a multitude of innovative products that seek to achieve the company's mission. Working at Google will make you part of that ecosystem, and through it you will be changing lives and helping people and companies globally find the information that they seek.

For AUB Students, please pre-register here.

Time and Location:
  • AUB: 
    • Thursday and Friday, 10 and 11th of May 2012 from 10am till 6pm
    • AUB, West Hall, Stand A61
  • LAU Beirut:
    • Wednesday, 9th of May 2012 from 10am till 4pm
    • LAU Beirut Campus
  • LAU Byblos:
    • Tuesday, 8th of May 2012 from 10am till 4pm
    • LAU Byblos Campus

Want to know more about life at Google?
Follow +Google Students and +Life at Google on Google+.
Visit the Google Students and Life at Google websites.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Deploying Technology to Empower SMEs in Lebanon

Google and the IE Alumni Association cordially invite you to a panel workshop and careers networking session on the topic of empowering SMEs in Lebanon through web-based technologies entitled "Deploying Technology to Empower SMEs in Lebanon".

The session will feature a high-profile panel of tech industry entrepreneurs, including:

  • William Kanaan (Google)
  • Maroun Chammas (IDM, Berytech)
  • Hala Fadel (Comgest, MIT Enterprise Forum)
  • Elie Habib (Riyada Enterprise Development)

Date: Friday, 4 May 2012
5:00-5:30pm (Reception)
5:30-6:30pm (Panel)
6:30-8:00pm (Networking)
Cost: Free
Venue: Hotel Le Bristol, Verdun, Mme Curie Street, Beirut, Lebanon

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Register here:
Be sure to follow the updates on this event on their Google+ page:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Discover Google @ NDU

In collaboration with the Computer Science Club at NDU, we will be holding a "Discover Google" session on Friday, April 27 2012, from 1pm till 6pm at Friends Hall.

There will be 3 different sections: (don't worry there will be breaks between them!)
Google Opportunities for Students and Faculty
Google Services and Google+
Intro to Android

We will be starting at 1pm with the first section. If you have a class, feel free to join us when you are done.

In the meantime, please register here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Applications for MENA Google Student Ambassadors Now Open

A lot of you have been asking us how you can become a Google Student Ambassador, here's your answer!

To apply;

  1. Fill out the MENA GSA 2012 Application before June 30!
  2. Write an essay about one of these two topics (you can choose either regardless of your major):
    1. Engineering students: “Is there a way for the social web to be more than just social?”
    2. Non-engineering students: “Creative FOPs (forms of payment) and social support” 
  3. Write a motivation letter on "why you want to be an Ambassador, what you can change in your Country through learning new technical skills and how using Google tools could help your university" 
  4. Provide a short statement from Professor or Head of Department confirming name, level and area of study.

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university in the Middle East or North Africa, preferably in the 2nd or 3rd year
  • Pursuing a BA/BS or MS degree
  • Passionate about technology
  • Able to plan events and manage a budget
  • Actively involved in student life on campus
  • Any student from: Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine & UAE can apply.

You will have to:

  • Attend a one-week intensive summer training to help familiarize you with Google products, features, programs and other opportunities for students. 
  • Work closely with local Google teams
  • Host and organize events to bring awareness about Google's products and brand
  • Spread the word about competitions, training opportunities, scholarships and other events
  • Attend Google events as a Google representative
  • Help Google to better understand your campus' culture
  • Build relationships on campus with faculty and student groups
  • Test products and features
  • Promote product use and new product launches to students
  • Be a source of knowledge for your university about Google products
  • Spread Google goodwill to your fellow students

If you succeed, you will:
  • Receive regular updates about exciting new Google products / features, programs and announcements
  • Enhance your professional development, leadership, technical and communication skills
  • Be eligible to participate in special Google events, product training and be considered for local internships
  • Be able to exchange best practices with Ambassadors from other schools and disciplines from around the region.

Timeline is as follows:

  • Registration opens: Sunday. April 15, 2012 
  • Registration closes: Tuesday, May 15, 2012  Friday, June 15 2012 Saturday, June 30 2012 (yes, the deadline has been extended! AGAIN!!)
  • Acceptance noyification: Early July
  • Training: August 2012 (after Ramadan)

More details here.

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